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Mat Tomezsko 

I’m so happy to announce that my design was selected for the 5th Street Vehicular Tunnel under the #benfranklinbridge in #oldcity #philly Thank you to everyone who voted and supported this project, I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity. Congrats to all the other finalists, it was an honor to be a part of that group of talented artists. @_david_guinn @bradcarney @melmandelart @flexadomus thank you @drpabridges and @muralarts I’ll be painting it this summer and installing in the fall. #publicart #comingsoon #philadelphia #mural #art #x #x #tunnel #painting

Very pleased that these two paintings will be exhibited at the @artintheopenphila alumni show presented by @philacfeva at Art in City Hall. The reception is tonight (5/16) from 5-7pm, room 116 at City Hall! Open to the public! (Fair warning, I won’t be there till 6). These paintings were made in part as a response to my experience painting under a bridge in the rain during AiO. The paintings draw parallels between man-made and natural phenomena, placing our urban environment squarely inside the natural world rather than outside of it. #contemporaryart #philly #cityhall #abstract #art #painting #spraypaint #artincityhall #contemporarypainting #nature #landscape #storm #artintheopen #pleinair #landscapepainting #philadelphia

From what appears chaotic and uncertain arises clarity and meaning. Using silver metallic paint, I’ve arranged letters in a geometric pattern. The words “own” “won” and “now” are interwoven in a dodecagon, apparent when seen from the side. Swipe to see. This formulation can be seen as the distillation of a timeless truth about the shifting nature of time, and the relationship between narrative and power. #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #abstractart #art #wordart #pattern #geometric #geometricart #studio #now #own #won #silver #painting #poetry #dodecagon #artist

Composed in a dodecagon, the various arrangements of letters within the geometric structure alternately spell “own”, “won”, and “now”, emanating from a central point. This formulation can be seen as a distillation of a timeless truth about the shifting nature of time, and the relationship between narrative and power. Acrylic, spray paint, and asphalt on panel. #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #wordart #words #geometricart #geometric #studio #abstractart #abstract #dodecagon #now #own #won #art #artist #painting

I’m a finalist for a mural in the 5th Street Vehicular Tunnel that runs below the Ben Franklin Bridge. My design is an abstraction of motion, meant to be immediately appealing to riders and drivers. The composition unfolds as the viewer passes, with textures and imagery revealing more subtle details. Inspired by the Bridge, it incorporates the structural elements such as the towers and trusses but also makes allusions to historical photos of the workers in the caissons and the original art adornments like the winged victory statue at the entrance. My design combines the iconic Bridge we all know with references to the unseen efforts of those who have dedicated themselves to building and maintaining this public asset. You can check out my design and those of the other finalists at the link in my bio. Please vote for my design! I appreciate your support. #publicart #art #mural #abstractart #benfranklinbridge #philly #philadelphia #phillyart #5thstreettunnel #oldcity #flowers #axes #contemporaryart #painting #abstractart #color #x #x @muralarts #delawareriverportauthority @drpabridges

NOW diptych. New from my series exploring the shifting nature of time and narrative. #wordart #contemporaryart #painting #art #studio #philly #now #time #diptych #words #visualpoetry

For the past couple of months I’ve been curating Winged Woman, which opens tomorrow night 5-7 at @paintedbrideartcenter Centered around the art of Arlene Love, a pioneering feminist artist, the show seeks to draw parallels between her and a younger generation of women artists, to make connections between these artists, and discuss the political and social climate of the 1970s and today. This show features some really great art by some really talented artists, I’m very fortunate to have been able to pull this together. On view March 2 - April 7. Presented by @inliquidart featuring: Arlene Love, Shaina Craft, Phyllis Gorsen, Maria Möller, Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey, Lauren Rinaldi @shainacraft @phyllisgorsen @mariaannamoller @justkeebs @laurinaldi #art #exhibition #gallery #politicalart #womeninart #philadelphia #philly #wingedwoman #paintedbride

NOW. Another from the series balancing materials and meaning. The letters rearranged say “own” “won” and “now”, alluding to the shifting nature of time and narrative. I was told this looks like a bar bathroom wall, I take that as a compliment. #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #wordart #now #poetry #asphalt #painting #art #x #2018 #barbathroom #philly #geometry #geometricart #pattern

NOW. Exploring the relationship between the words “own” “won” and “now” and the shifting nature of time and narrative. New piece in the studio. #contemporaryart #painting #wordart #poetry #art #philadelphia #artist #own #won #now #2018

Revisiting the New Movements series made from salvaged sections of my #publicart installation on #broadstreet. The first three are large sections, 84” x 84”, with grit, rough edges, and bits of #poetry. The fourth shows subtle circle sections of the design and the last on has hand prints from when it was installed in #centercityphilly #14movements #contemporaryart #communityart #abstractart #philadelphiaartist #philadelphia #art #contemporarypainting #painting #repurposed #material #color #wordart #installation

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